Instead of a live event, the News-Star's annual Best of Preps event will be a virtual show this year.

Full page promotions have been in the paper and online to announce the on-demand broadcast, which premieres at 6 p.m. June 18.

Athletes and student honorees will be celebrated in a special on-demand broadcast hosted by sports anchors Jesse Palmer and Sage Steele, who will honor athletes, name the players of the year in each sport and present several special awards.

Celebrating the best in high school sports will be awards presented by Drew Brees, Gabby Douglas, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Rose Lavelle, Misty May-Treanor, Venus Williams and many more.

Learn more and sign up for updates at www.news-star.com/preps

The broadcast event on June 18 will be offered at no charge thanks to event sponsors. .

Watch for updates.